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Saturday 21st October 2023, 10:00-16:00 Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood, Kent, SE2 9AQ

Location portrait & ballet dance photography experience session at Crossness pumping Station

Join us for a fully practical photography experience day as we capture portraiture and dance in this fantastic venue


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About this event

Join us for this environmental portrait and dance session that will aim to push the boundaries of your photography! What better place to capture portraits and a dancer in eye catching costumes than a huge Victorian pump house, full of natural light and beautiful backdrops. We will also have access to the Triple Expansion Engine pit. We have exclusive use of the whole of this wonderful venue and the photography opportunities are endless. 

You will also have TLE staff on hand to hold reflectors, lights and offer tips.

Our dancer will be professional balled Dancer Karya:

Our fashion model will be Malificent:
Image by Black Salad

The aim of this day is to give you a great portrait and dance photography experience and have you coming home with some great and unique images, expanding your knowledge and giving you the chance to try new things.

What to expect:
A beautiful industrial and ornate venue with a photography opportunity everywhere you turn - with a restored and unrestored area so you have a variety of backdrops.
A professional fashion model who will model in a few different outfits
Aprofessional dancer who will pose and dance in costume
The opportunity to take outstanding portrait imagery
A relaxed and fun environment
Free tea and coffee

The days schedule:

The group will be split into 2 so each group will have 2.5 hours with each model:

1st Group:

10:00-12:30 - Environmental portraiture with professional model/s
13:30-16:00 - Dance portraiture with a professional dancer (ballet style)

2nd Group:

10:00-12:30 - Dance portraiture with a professional dancer (ballet style)
13:30-16:00 - Environmental portraiture with professional model/s

In the evening we will also have a seperate session of 'atmosphere after dark at Crossness' running from 17:30-20:30 where we will have a professional fire dancer in full costume and historic Victorian workmen/women that we will light up with our smoke & lights. You can book both shoots and get 10% off (£22.80 saving) by using the offer code: CROSSNESS

This code can only be used with both of the events at Crossness in your basket for the 21/10/23.

Crossness is one of the most impressive and ornate pumping stations in the UK.


Due to this being a restricted site we require your car registration number so that you can have free on site parking and enter through the security gate. Please email this to us after booking or put it next to your name on the booking form when booking. You can arrive by taxi, but the taxi must enter through the security gates and drive you right up to the Crossness museum as you cannot enter on foot. Abbey Wood station is very close by.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Tripod

Other things you should bring

  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks


  • Intermediate
  • Knowledge of ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes

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